KonMari Cloud Cleanup

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After watching Tidying Up on Netflix, I was excited about a new angle on why it’s important to keep your belongings to only what you need and like. It presented a whole new set of reasons to keep my life decluttered, and a fresh perspective from “the things you own will end up owning you” […]

Our Brains Are Association Machines

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Humans are born with almost zero instincts. In some of our societies, it takes 18 years of learning stuff before we’re deemed ready to leave the nest. Every other animal is either born knowing what to do, or figures things out within a year or two. Human baby skulls are actually a collection of bone […]

Stock Markets – The Black Sheep of Investing

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I remember when I first subscribed to Netflix, it blew my mind. I almost completely stopped trying to download stuff illegally after a month with Netflix. In 2009, one share of Netflix was worth $5. In 2019, one Netflix share is worth around $360. If you liked the 2002 Spiderman movie and decided to invest […]

The Importance of Having An Audience

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“The only thing you’ve got in this world is what you can sell.” ― Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman As a builder, I always loved coming up with project ideas and seeing them through. But I’ve never been good at making money off my projects. A few years ago I thought that if I learned how to market […]

Why Emotions Are More Important Than Intelligence

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There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. – Louis XIV Logic is extremely important. It is the only way we can make sense of the world. We only know things make sense because everyone agrees with logic and facts. No one disputes that gravity doesn’t exist or that day doesn’t […]

Time Is The Most Valuable Thing You Have

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I remember having lunch with my boss once in the mid 00s. He was trying to convince me that time is more valuable than money. “That’s not true,” I said. “If all you have is time, but no money, money is scarce and more valuable. You can get a job and exchange your time for […]

Why Everyone Needs A Hobby

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I hate going to bed with the feeling that I didn’t accomplish anything that day.  The more frequently I go to bed feeling like that, the more directionless I feel in my life. If I have a few consecutive days feeling directionless, I start having visions of the efficiency consultants from Office Space asking me […]

Why Learning Is Hard

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Our society wants everyone to have a minimum amount of knowledge. That’s why governments everywhere pay for schools, children are encouraged to study, and those with little knowledge are considered inconsequential, at best. Everyone is strongly encouraged to finish high school, those that do are deemed to possess a minimum, but adequate amount of knowledge. […]